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Politics Hugo Chavez

  • CARACAS, April 1- Venezuelan authorities called on the Supreme Court on Saturday to review its decision this week to annul the opposition-led congress, which critics have decried as a "coup" and a lurch into dictatorship. President Nicolas Maduro said in an address on state television in the early hours of the morning that the conflict between the Supreme Court...

  • CARACAS, March 31- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro promised on Friday to resolve within hours a controversy over the judiciary's annulment of congress which has sparked opposition protests and condemnation from around the world. The Supreme Court's ruling this week that it was assuming functions of the opposition-led National Assembly was...

  • CARACAS, March 31- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he would resolve within hours controversy over the judiciary's annulment of congress which has sparked opposition protests and condemnation from around the world. "I hope to have very good news this evening and clear up the controversy generated," Maduro said in a speech, calling a meeting...

  • LIMA, March 31- Peru on Friday urged other nations to match its tough stance on Venezuela and withdraw their ambassadors from the country to protest the "authoritarian" takeover of its Congress by the pro-government Supreme Court. "It's a rapid gesture that other countries should take so Venezuela sees it's alone on that path," Peru's Vice President Martin...

  • LIMA, March 31- Peru on Friday urged other nations to match its tough stance on Venezuela and withdraw their ambassadors from the country to protest the "authoritarian" takeover of its Congress by the pro-government Supreme Court. "It's a rapid gesture that other countries should take so Venezuela sees it's alone on that path," Peru's Vice President Martin...

  • CARACAS, March 31- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he would resolve within hours controversy over the judiciary's annulment of congress which has sparked opposition protests and condemnation from around the world. "I hope to have very good news this evening and clear up the controversy generated," Maduro said in a speech, calling a meeting...

  • LIMA, March 31- Peru on Friday urged other nations to match its tough stance on Venezuela and withdraw their ambassadors from the country to protest the "authoritarian" takeover of its Congress by the pro-government Supreme Court. "It's a rapid gesture that other countries should take so Venezuela sees it's alone on that path," Peru's Vice President Martin...

  • LIMA, March 31- Peru on Friday urged other nations to match its tough stance on Venezuela and withdraw their ambassadors from the country to protest the "authoritarian" takeover of its Congress by the pro-government Supreme Court. "It's a rapid gesture that other countries should take so Venezuela sees it's alone on that path," Peru's Vice President Martin...

  • LIMA, March 31- Peru on Friday urged other nations to match its tough stance on Venezuela and withdraw their ambassadors from the country to protest the "authoritarian" takeover of its Congress by the pro-government Supreme Court. "It's a rapid gesture that other countries should take so Venezuela sees it's alone on that path," Peru's Vice President Martin...

  • LIMA, March 31- Peru on Friday urged other nations to match its tough stance on Venezuela and withdraw their ambassadors from the country to protest the "authoritarian" takeover of its Congress by the pro-government Supreme Court. "It's a rapid gesture that other countries should take so Venezuela sees it's alone on that path," Peru's Vice President Martin...

  • CARACAS, March 31- Venezuela's powerful attorney general on Friday broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro's government after the judiciary annulled congress, a rare show of internal dissent as protests and international condemnation grew. Luisa Ortega, appointed attorney general in 2007 and a staunch ally of the Socialists who have ruled for the last 18...

  • CARACAS/ HOUSTON, March 29- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday confirmed reports of a crude spill from a pipeline connecting its main oil-exporting complex with a tanker loading facility, but said shipments have not been affected. PDVSA said the spill occurred late on Tuesday due to a break in the line running from a crude terminal to a single buoy...

  • CARACAS, March 29- Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said on Wednesday a spill at its main exporting port Jose had been halted without any impact on crude shipments from the terminal.

  • CARACAS, March 27- A U.S. court has upheld an award by a World Bank Tribunal that orders Venezuela to pay more than $1 billion to Canadian mining company Crystallex, paving the way for the firm to seize assets for the 2008 expropriation of the Las Cristinas gold project. The tribunal known as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes last year...

  • loomed@ HOUSTON/ CARACAS, March 24- A gasoline shortage in OPEC member Venezuela was exacerbated by an increase in government-sanctioned fuel exports to foreign allies and an exodus of crucial personnel from state-run energy company PDVSA, according to internal PDVSA documents and sources familiar with its operations. Leftist-run Venezuela sells its...

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, March 23- A group of 14 nations urged Venezuela on Thursday to hold elections and release "political prisoners," in a joint statement that kept open the option of seeking to suspend the South American country from the Organization of American States. The statement, which Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said was aimed at...

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, March 23- A group of 14 nations on Thursday urged Venezuela to hold elections and release "political prisoners," in a joint statement that kept open the option of seeking to suspend the South American country from the Organization of American States. The statement, which Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said was aimed at...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 23- A group of 14 nations on Thursday urged Venezuela to hold elections and release political prisoners, in a joint statement that kept open the option of seeking to suspend the South American country from the Organization of American States. The statement, which Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray earlier in the day described as aimed...

  • Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates

    A team at Bridgewater Associates, the $150 billion hedge fund Dalio founded, published a 61-page paper on it Wedenesday.

  • CARACAS, March 21- Venezuela has stopped publishing money supply data, depriving the public of the best available tool to ascertain soaring inflation in one of the world's worst-performing economies. In contrast, neighboring Colombia's M2 was up 7 percent in the same period and the United States' was up 6 percent. "If they are not publishing, you know it must be...